Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell look at the legacy of St. Gregory of Narek, Doctor of the Church, on his optional memorial. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Fr. Patrick Briscoe from Our Sunday Visitor on their coverage of the Church in Ukraine a year into the war, and Brendan Hodge from the Pillar to share data related to parish consolidation. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
From a Prayer of St. Gregory of Narek
Exalted and mighty God,
who has no beginning, no becoming, and no end,
observer with an unsleeping eye,
parent of the only begotten, glorious and inscrutable,
before heaven and earth,
justify granting your mercy to me to whom
it has been denied.
Celebrate my restoration to life.
Announce the good news for me who is dying.
Reveal your good will, O praiseworthy Lord,
to all creation.
Be true to your name, ineffable, and grant me,
a miserable sinner, renewed salvation.
Wipe away the mortgage of my sins.
And commute the death sentence upon my soul
with the blood of your beloved Son.
Prayer excerpted from Clerus.org
David Kissell is online at aocstewardship.org
Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo writes at Church Life Journal.
Fr. Ezra Sullivan, author of Alter Christus: Priestly Holiness on Earth and in Eternity